2019-07-23 UN Appeal — an URGENT situation

1)  The scientists who have been pushing the United Nations to help stop 5G are saying this is an urgent situation that cannot continue.  IT SOON WILL BE TOO LATE !!

U.N. Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

4G/5G antenna densification is escalating health risks – a global crisis

“New York, NY, July 22, 2019. The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.

There is particular urgency at this time as new antennas will be densely located throughout residential neighborhoods using much higher frequencies, with greater biologically disruptive pulsations, more dangerous signaling characteristics, plus transmitting equipment on, and inside, homes and buildings. The Advisors to The Appeal recommend UNEP seriously weigh heavily the findings of the independent, non-industry associated EMF science….

The Appeal highlights the World Health Organization’s (WHO) conflicting positions about EMF risk. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radiofrequency radiation as a Group 2B “Possible Carcinogen” in 2011, and extremely low frequency fields in 2001. Nonetheless, the WHO continues to ignore its own agency’s recommendations and favors guidelines recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), a private German NGO with industry ties long criticized for promoting guidelines not protective of humans, and falsely assuming authority. In addition, it should be noted that no nation has established EMF exposure guidelines aiming to protect animals and plants.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190722005154/en/4603603/U.N.-Environment-Programme-Urged-Protect-Nature-Humankind

https://emfscientist.org/EMF_Scientist_Press_Release_22_July_2019.pdf

2)  A response by Devra Davis to the deliberately misleading article in the New York Times by William Broad in which he mocked concerns re. 5G.  Keep this handy because people who do not believe the dangers exist, and those who believe the industry, will use the NYT article. That is why it was written. This and the article by Louis Slesin, Microwave News, that I shared yesterday refute this industry hack.

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The Miseducation of America on 5G: The New York Times Gets It Spectacularly Wrong

“When William J. Broad, a Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times science writer, strangely mangles information on the dangers of 5G, this plays right into the hands of those determined to advance this never-tested technology without serious examination of its long-term impact on human health and the environment.

The recent headline of the NYTimes trumpeted 5G as the “health hazard that isn’t.” Not so fast. A close examination of claims in that article indicates that it is time for a reset on the march to the latest wireless technology as the consequences could not be more monumental.”

https://medium.com/@devradavis/ten-corrections-to-william-j-78094d3c1aee

3)  Telecom partnering with utilities with new “platform” (IoT probably) with new sensors in the next generation of smeters. Notice the concern about privacy is unaddressed, saying “customers would have opted in to having these smeters.”  In essence, they’ve agreed to allow their privacy to be invaded.  Is BC Hydro replacing the old smeters, which are at the end of their life, with these?

Verizon program helps utilities find solutions to smart grid challenges

“Verizon’s Grid Wide Utility Solutions program is a cloud-based software platform designed to incorporate smart meters onto the energy grid. The platform can help companies manage their smart meter data and demand response programs, along with distribution monitoring and control for electric, water and gas utilities, the company says.

Rather than retrofitting new sensors into older meters, Verizon is adding next generation sensors, communications and applications into new smart meters and deploying them through their utility partners….

No discussion on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) would be complete without addressing the privacy concerns that are invariably raised by potentially interconnected customers.

“One of the advantages of the advanced meters is they operate over Verizon’s secure network with high levels of data encryption,” says Olearain. “Customers would have opted in to having the meters installed through their agreement with their utility.”

https://dailyenergyinsider.com/news/20639-verizon-program-helps-utilities-find-solutions-to-smart-grid-challenges/ 

4)  Some amazing sleuthing by one of our members found that in the US, AT&T’s FirstNet allows police, etc. access to personal information without a warrant and without the individual being told.  Furthermore, AT&T is tying this capability of identifying individuals to 5G — which is part of the goal of 5G to get as much personal data as possible.  How is this not an illegal invasion of privacy?  Plus an admission that EVERY CELL SITE WILL BE A 5G SITE.

https://theintercept.com/2018/07/29/firstnet-att-surveillance/

https://about.att.com/story/2019/international_association_of_fire_fighters.html

https://about.att.com/story/firstnet_retail_availability.html

““We’ll be equipping every single cell site for 5G such that when 5G is ready to go, when it’s ready for prime time, our turn-up of 5G is a software load, it’s a software upgrade.”

Stephenson’s comments suggest that AT&T could light up a large-scale, perhaps national 5G network at some point in 2019 with the flip of a switch. Thus far, the carrier has promised to launch initial mobile 5G services in 12 cities by the end of this year.”

https://venturebeat.com/2018/06/21/att-says-5g-will-be-a-software-upgrade-to-cell-towers-with-firstnet/

 

Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

Few things are more irritating than when someone who is wrong is also very effective at making his point.    ~  Mark Twain

www.stopsmartmetersbc.com